Nocellara olives (£3)

at Albert’s Schloss

Albert’s Schloss is located on Peter’s Street and it is hard not to spot with its impressive doors which is surrounded by foliage. I love watching how it changes with the seasons with beautiful wisteria in Summer and delicate fairy lights in Winter. I’ve heard many good things about their selection of beers and ales, so decided this would be an excellent place to bring a friend who would appreciate this. We visited one evening in December.

Albert’s Schloss Interior

The interior of Albert’s Schloss takes inspiration from a German wood lodge with wooden features everywhere and an open hearth located quite close to the door as you enter. Broadly speaking, the pub is separated into 4 distinct areas with large picnic style tables to the right of the door, the dining area to the left, tables and booths in the back and the bar in the centre (it’s double sided!).

Drink

Alpine Rose Mojito at Alberts Schloss (£8)

Alpine Rose Mojito at Alberts Schloss (£8)

I ordered the Alpine Rose Mojito which is made from Havana 3 year rum, Lanique rose petal liquer, mint, lime and soda. I didn’t used to like the taste of rose flavoured things as I found the flavour to be overpowering, but decided to give it another go since I have a friend who loves rose flavoured things. I have slowly grown to appreciate the taste although I can’t consume huge quantities of it in one go. I chose the mojito on a whim as I wanted a light drink and the rose mojito caught my eye as it’s not a popular combination. I half feared that the liquer would be overpowering, but it was light enough that I enjoyed it. I would consider ordering this again.

Food

My friend ordered the olives to start, of which I had some of. These were quite nice and already pitted. I then had a hard time choosing what to order as my choices flitted between the winter salad and the halloumi schnitzel burger. I finally decided on the latter and I was not disappointed! The halloumi schnitzel was surprisingly light and was sandwiched between two slices of focaccia with courgette, beetroot slaw and lemon mayonnaise and a side of fries. The filling was generous without being smothered in sauce. It was also nice to go to a place where the bread was given thought, not just the filling; too many times I have seen sandwiches and burgers sandwiched between brioche, probably due to a proliferation of American style eateries.

Overall Rating and Comments

10/10. I actually can’t think of anything to fault this place. The food is quite good and the price is not extortionate; I honestly feel you pay for the quality of the food here. It’s good and varied enough and there’s plenty of drinks to choose from too. There is no specific menu for celiacs or vegans, but they do try and I believe can veganise some options on the menu. It is also dog friendly (probably best for small dogs).

Would Visit Again?

Yes! I need to take more people here in fact.

Information

Website: http://albertsschloss.co.uk/
Address: 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR

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